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“Evicted” Reading TUgether Lecture with Matthew Desmond @TrinityU
August 23, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Reading TUgether is a University-wide common reading program in which the entire campus community, including students, parents, staff, faculty, and alumni, participate. Our book for 2017 is Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, by Matthew Desmond. Desmond will deliver the Reading TUgether keynote lecture. Free and open to the public.
Evicted is a sociological study that reads like a novel. Desmond paints a vivid picture of the real lives of tenants and landlords in low-income neighborhoods in Milwaukee, and argues that we cannot understand poverty in 21st century America without grappling with the problem of access to affordable housing. Evicted was named one of the 10 best books of 2016 by the New York Times Book Review. Currently the John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences at Harvard, Desmond was awarded a MacArthur “Genius” grant in 2015.